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Kim Goss,
President, holds a Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Texas at Austin and has more than 20 years of experience in commercial interiors. She has been a Registered Accessibility Specialist in the State of Texas since 1997, and founded Access by Design Inc. in 2001. Kim is a Charter Member of the Accessibility Professionals Association (APA), served as President of the APA in 2012, and is a member of the International Code Council. In addition to her expertise in Texas accessibility, Kim has consulted on hundreds of projects across the nation. These projects include healthcare, hospitality, casino, sports, assembly, education, corporate, retail, institutional, aviation, multi-family and federal projects.

Jimmy Bell has been a Registered Accessibility Specialist in the State of Texas since 1998 and is a Charter Member of the Accessibility Professionals Association (APA). Jimmy has successfully performed thousands of TAS inspections throughout the State of Texas and has consulted on a wide range of projects and properties, providing evaluations and assessments for facilities in Texas and across the nation. Jimmy has more than 15 years of experience in commercial construction including multi-family housing, retail, medical, resorts and country clubs, multi-story office buildings, and industrial power facilities.

Elizabeth Hogue has been a Registered Accessibility Specialist in the State of Texas since 2009 and is a Member of the Accessibility Professionals Association (APA). Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and has over 13 years of experience in commercial architecture including retail, restaurant, educational, religious, corporate and healthcare projects, and 2 years of experience in specification writing. Elizabeth has performed plan reviews, inspections and building evaluations for facilities in Texas, Nevada, Maryland and Wisconsin.

Julie McVicker has been the Accounts Manager with Access by Design since 2007. Julie graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts, and worked in the insurance and credit union industries prior to joining our team. Julie manages all accounts receivable and accounts payable.

Sharon Young holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Arlington. Sharon worked as a legal secretary and an administrative assistant prior to joining Access by Design in 2004. Sharon served as our Office Manager until 2007, and rejoined our team in 2013. Sharon oversees all incoming projects and project file maintenance.

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